LINGUIST List 16.447

Mon Feb 14 2005

Calls: General Ling/USA; General Ling/Switzerland

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        1.    Suin Shin, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
        2.    Joachim Haes, Tailoring Health Messages: Bridging the Gap Between Social and Humanistic Perspectives on Health Communication


Message 1: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Date: 12-Feb-2005
From: Suin Shin <shin77berkeley.edu>
Subject: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association


Full Title: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Short Title: PAMLA

Date: 11-Nov-2005 - 13-Nov-2005
Location: Malibu, CA, United States of America
Contact Person: Suin Shin
Meeting Email: shin77berkeley.edu
Web Site: http://www.pamla.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2005

Meeting Description:

CFP: Linguistics (3/15/05; PAMLA, 11/11/05-11/13/05)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic: Linguistics
November 11-13, 2005
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Paper proposals are being accepted for the panel on Linguistics at the PAMLA.
Proposals are encouraged on any topic within Linguistics. Please email 250-word
abstract to shin77berkeley.edu or, if necessary, send by post to the following
address:

Suin Shin
Department of German
5319 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-3243

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2005

See the PAMLA website (http://www.pamla.org) for information regarding
membership and conference registration.

Message 2: Tailoring Health Messages: Bridging the Gap Between Social and Humanistic Perspectives on Health Communication

Date: 12-Feb-2005
From: Joachim Haes <haesjlu.unisi.ch>
Subject: Tailoring Health Messages: Bridging the Gap Between Social and Humanistic Perspectives on Health Communication



Full Title: Tailoring Health Messages: Bridging the Gap Between Social and
Humanistic Perspectives on Health Communication
Short Title: THEME

Date: 06-Jul-2005 - 10-Jul-2005
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Contact Person: Bernadette Toti
Meeting Email: bernadette.totilu.unisi.ch
Web Site: http://www.theme.usilu.net

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2005

Meeting Description:

'Tailoring Health Messages' provides a forum to present and discuss approaches
for the development of tailored health messages from different academic
disciplines and practitioners alike.

Tailoring Health Messages: Bridging the Gap between Social and Humanistic
Perspectives on Health Communication, 6-10 July 2005, Monte Verità, Switzerland

With the epidemic of chronic diseases caused by habitual unhealthy behaviors,
tailoring health messages - individualizing health information on the large
scale - has demonstrated great potential to meet each person's unique needs. The
conference will assess theoretical and practical concerns when examining the
content, structure, delivery and evaluation of tailored health messages from an
interdisciplinary perspective. Traditional perspectives on the subject from the
behavioral sciences will be contrasted with approaches from the humanities and
professional experience, including those of physicians, health care providers
and media-experts. The goal is to develop a set of strategic maneuvers for
guiding the efficient production of effective tailored health messages.

The conference is being organized by the Health Care Communication Laboratory at
the University of Lugano (Switzerland). The Organizing Committee comprises David
Brinberg (Co-Chair), Antonella Carassa, Marco Colombetti, Joachim Haes, Sara
Rubinelli, Peter Schulz (Co-Chair), Bernadette Toti, and Benedetta
Waldburger-Crivelli. Tailoring Health Messages provides a forum to present and
discuss approaches for the development of tailored health messages from
different disciplines.

Authors are invited to submit papers on the four stages of producing
tailored health messages:
- Collecting data and assessing people's perceptions of illness and treatments
- Creating structure and meaning
- Delivering health messages through mass-media, health campaigns, and new
technologies (e.g. the Internet)
- Evaluating impact and potential

The committee particularly encourages proposals on the following topics:
- Choosing the right message for health campaigns
- Logical-linguistic strategies for tailoring health messages
- Using mass-media for targeted health communication
- Evaluating health messages and campaigns

Guidelines for submission of abstracts: abstracts should have 300-400 words; the
committee will invite full papers for publication in the proceedings.
Submissions should include a separate statement (maximum 300 words) on the
author's relevant interests and background. Postgraduate students are encouraged
to apply. Abstracts (with subject "THEME2005") should be sent by email to
sara.rubinellilu.unisi.ch.

Submissions due: February 21, 2005
Notification of acceptance: April 4, 2005

Please check our Website for more information and registration:
http://www.theme.usilu.net.

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